This is a book by the author of the Leven Thumps series. It was a very entertaining book and kept me hooked right to the end. I really enjoyed everything except the ending seemed a little forced. The way the dragons were dealt with didn't come across as very believable. However, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story. In this book, Beck is sent to live with an uncle he had never met after the death of his mother. When he arrives at his uncle's mansion he is filled with an incredible curiosity. Why do plants respond to him in such a strange way? Why was the basement filled in with dirt? What is hidden within the wall behind the manor? The answers lead Beck to uncover his ancestry and all the problems that go with pillaging.